BulgariaSat 1 [SSL]
BulgariaSat 1 is a geostationary communications atellite to provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) television service in the Balkan region.
Space Systems/Loral announced in September 2014 that it has been awarded a contract to provide a new satellite to Bulgaria Sat. The satellite is built on the SSL-1300 platform and carries 3 Ku-band FSS transponders and 30 Ku-band BSS transponders.
The satellite, BulgariaSat-1, will provide DTH services and fixed satellite services in the Balkans and other European regions to help meet the growing demand for telecommunications services. BulgariaSat-1 will be equipped with 3 Ku-band FSS transponders and 30 Ku-band BSS transponders for fixed satellite services and advanced television services such as high definition television. It will be postioned at 2° East.
|Type / Application:||Communication|
|Contractors:||Space Systems/Loral (SS/L)|
|Equipment:||3 Ku-band FSS transponders and 30 Ku-band BSS transponders|
|Power:||2 deployable solar arrays, batteries|
|Lifetime:||15 years (minimum); 18 years (projected)|
|BulgariaSat 1||-||2017||CCK LC-39A||Falcon-9 v1.2|